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Re: IAB draft on security

From: Brian E Carpenter <brian@hursley.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 17:09:33 -0500
Message-ID: <379E2E1D.E8F12BCC@hursley.ibm.com>
To: Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se>
CC: discuss@apps.ietf.org
Jacob,

But whatever the legal/political situation, the IETF can only
work on technology specifications.

  Brian

Jacob Palme wrote:
> 
> At 08.47 -0400 99-07-26, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >The IETF decided long ago that this was (mostly) a US problem, and that we
> >wouldn't let our standards be crippled to accomodate it.
> 
> It is not a US-only problem. There is an international agreement,
> which most of the developed countries have signed, and in which they
> promise to restrict export of encryption. Different countries do, I
> believe, interpret this agreement more or less rigorously. I think
> the agreement has the name Wassenaar Agreement on Export Controls for
> Conventional Arms and Dual-use Goods and Technologies, see
>     http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB19990518S0038
> 
> I know that in Sweden, a number of companies have had problems with
> not being allowed to export encryption. France has earlier been very
> strict on this, but I have heard that they are changing their minds.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se> (Stockholm University and KTH)
> for more info see URL: http://www.dsv.su.se/~jpalme

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Brian E Carpenter (IAB Chair)
Program Director, Internet Standards & Technology, IBM Internet Div
On assignment for IBM at http://www.iCAIR.org 
Non-IBM email: brian@icair.org
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 1999 18:12:05 GMT

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